December 4th, 2020 at 8:30am…

Open today from 4pm – 9pm for our second Friday Nights Under the Lights of the Season. Sunny and temps in the mid-high 30’s today. Open Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am – 4pm each day.

Lifts Open Today:

  • Backyard Rope Tow
  • Good Luck Chairlift

Trails Open Today:

  • Backyard
  • Good Luck Run
  • Broadway
  • Cub Run
  • Sunnyside

Our Daily Tickets are $25 each day this weekend and $10 for night skiing tonight. Tickets are available on our website at  With the addition of other Ski Areas in the state and adding the Meadow Mountain Chairlift, we are not limiting ticket sales this weekend. We are also currently accepting Thifty 3-Pak’s, Half-Price Passports, Red Lodge Mountain, and Whitefish Mountain Resort reciprocal tickets with no restrictions.

The Backyard beginner area will be open this weekend for new skiers and riders to have an easier slope to practice on. If you are utilizing the Backyard Beginner Area, please note that face coverings are now required at all times while in the Backyard.

For our full operating calendar please visit: Hours of Operation

Safety Requirements:

Note that face coverings will be required:

  • Anytime you are inside any building at Great Divide
  • While in a Lift Line, while loading a lift, and while unloading a lift
  • Anytime that a 6′ physical distance space cannot be maintained

While in the Lift Line please remember that if you arrived together to ride together. If you did not arrive together please respect others around you and maintain a 6′ social distance.

When inside the lodge, please be respectful of those around you and limit your time at the table. Currently, we are asking for no long-term table usage. We have several tables that are designated for long-term usage. These tables are available on a first-come first-served basis.

The early season opening is focused around getting back to skiing and having fun in a safe, outdoor sport. The Parking Lots are not a place to have a tailgate party, maintain physical distancing from the time you enter the parking lots until you leave.

If you are feeling ill, please, do not come up to the mountain. 

We ask for your help in complying with these requirements as it is the only way we will be able to continue providing a fun, safe recreational experience throughout the winter.


While we have had a couple warm weeks in the Helena Area, with another warm week coming up, don’t worry winter is still on the way. According the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center we should be seeing a cold front moving in soon. The 8-14 day outlook looks cold and snowy.


Our Ski School is now open!  We have have made some changes to our programs to ensure our instructor and guest safety.  We have converted many of our group lessons to private lessons, including the 1st Day Deal and the EZ 1-2-3 Program.  Our remaining group lessons will be limited to a max of 5 participants per instructor to allow for proper physical distancing while continuing to offer our top-notch ski school.

There has never been a better time to learn a new sport than now. In a year with limited activities available, outdoor mountain recreation offers a fun escape and outlet.

We have implemented a new electronic lesson system, with real time instructor availability.  Go online to book your lesson today!

Safety Precautions for the 2020-2021 Season

We are implementing several safety precautions including, but not limited to:

  • 100% Mask Required for staff and guests
  • Increased cleaning throughout the base area
  • Health screenings of staff each day
  • Limiting our face to face time with each guest by capturing as much data ahead of time as possible

To this end we ask that our customers do not come if:

  • You are feeling ill.
  • Have had a fever in the past 24 hours.
  • Have a current COVID-19 positive test.
  • Have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great season!